Augusta attorney required to speak to law school ethics classes as part of punishment

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A Richmond County judge has tacked on some extra penalties for Augusta attorney Joe Neal Jr.

News 12 has learned Neal will have to go to four Georgia law schools and speak in ethics classes as part of his sentence.

He will be traveling to law schools at the University of Georgia, Emory, Mercer and Georgia State. Neal will be required to speak for one hour a year for three years at each school, in addition to community service.

All of this stems from his trial earlier this year on allegations he gave drugs to an 18-year-old and attempted to rape her. Neal agreed to a plea deal for drug possession.


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